Released in the UK SEPTEMBER 2010
Released in the US NOVEMBER 2010
Trade | 128 Pages | PB
978-1-84550-607-0 • £6.99 $11.99
BIC – HRC/BSN/JST
BISAC – REL006220
What does it mean to belong to God's family? Consider the gospel of Luke which introduces us to Jesus the most important man who ever lived. This book demonstrates that encountering Jesus is a matter of urgency for all people everywhere.
Peter Dickson is the minister at Trinity Church, Aberdeen. He previously served as minister at High Church, Hilton in Aberdeen. He grew up in Edinburgh and St. Andrews and became a Christian through the witness of Scripture Union camps. He is married to Eleanor, who comes from Inverness, and they have two children, Esther and Jamie.
David Gibson was born in America and grew up in East Africa and Northern Ireland. He has a Ph.D in Theology from the University of Aberdeen and is currently the Assistant Minister at High Church, Hilton. Married to Angela, his interests include writing, playing football, watching rugby, entertaining and being entertained by his children, Archie, Ella and Samuel.
"Not a safe book. Peter Dickson is a bit sneaky (the book is so engagingly written) and yet terribly stubborn (he refuses to offer you a bland, smooth, mass-market, shrink-wrapped Jesus). So reading it may make you savingly angry or fearfully grateful-either of which will be okay. I find so refreshing this combination of contemporary clarity and old, rugged gospel."
Dale Ralph Davis
Minister in Residence, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina
"Peter Dickson has succeeded in transporting his readers from Aberdeen to the shores of Galilee in this vivid account of Dr Luke's impeccably researched biography of Jesus. But I must confess that this journey comes with a health warning - as we look at Jesus we'll discover much more about ourselves."
Author, Christianity Explored & Associate Minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London
"This is one of the best books of its kind that I have seen. It brings the familiar chapters of Luke's Gospel into the arena of the Twenty First Century, and makes the Christian faith real and relevant. One of the chapters is entitled "The Real Jesus". We encounter him throughout this book. I predict a wide use for it."
Conference speaker and formerly minister St George's Tron, Glasgow for 20 years